Blue Mountain Scenic Byway
National Forest: Umatilla National Forest, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Length: 130.0 mi / 209.2 km
Time to Allow: Three hours to three days
Apart from remarkable scenery, this byway is known for its diversity: charming towns, a majestic national forest, rocky peaks,and wild rivers.
The southern (first) half climbs through a majestic national forest, in which wildlife roam and you can do all kinds of 'outdoorsy' things: hiking, snowmobiling, camping, horse riding, etc.
The northern (second) half is dotted with charming towns and winds through agricultural hills. The route has a grand finale: coming suddenly upon the kingly Columbia River.
The Blue Mountain Scenic Byway is known for its diversity. As you travel the route, enjoy its charming towns, majestic national forests, rocky peaks, and wild rivers. After climbing from the striking Wallowa-Whitman National Forest replete with hiking, snowmobiling, camping, and horseback riding opportunities, the byway winds north through agricultural hills and small towns to the border of Washington and the stately Columbia River.